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Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas to you!

2013 in review

Here is my year in pictures. First of course the unlawful and unjustified deportations on 7 February, 8 March and narrowly avoided on 15 April. The experience of being treated as a criminal and being hunted down in PNG by an angry Minister and his armed guns for hire, was truly memorable. As a consequence, Paulina and I spent the rest of the year in exile and mostly in limbo as to our future.

The highlights were certainly the splendid and ongoing hospitality offered by James Cook University's Cairns Institute, where I was appointed as Adjunct Professor. Furthermore, meeting other Vice-Chancellor's from the Global South at the World Academic Summit in Octobre in Singapore was memorable. It was also nice to receive the best conference paper award for my work on time-use in India and PNG.

Merry Xmas to you all.


  1. Merry Christmas to you and your wife Paulina. Despite all difficulties you faced God is so good to you.

    May God brings you good blessing for 2014.


    1. Thank you Betty, indeed we must always count our blessing first, which have been many in 2013.


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